At least fifteen people were killed after two
passenger trains collided early Tuesday morning in eastern Bangladesh.
The authorities said the trains collided near
the Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba in Brahmanbaria district. One train
was traveling to Dhaka while the second was traveling to Chittagong when they
collided head-on for unknown reasons.
The impact of the collision sent three coaches
tumbling off the tracks.
District police chief Anisur Rahman said 15
people were killed in the collision while 58 others were injured in the crash
and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. However, he said the
death toll could rise.
Some passengers were still trapped under the
The accident resulted in temporary suspension
of train service between the capital Dhaka and the cities of Sylhet and
Although the incident is under investigation,
the authorities believe faulty signaling could have led to the accident.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
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